Human-Computer Interaction

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Doel vak

Learn the fundamental concepts of human-computer interaction and
user-centered design through hands- on experience in course projects,
and supported by lectures and practicum sessions. Learn to evaluate and
design usable and effective graphical user interfaces for interactive

Inhoud vak

The lectures in this course will discuss and present examples of
concepts and methods in the field of human-computer interaction. The
course will outline general usability challenges associated with
existing case studies. It will also cover in detail the most important
methods used in requirements gathering, iterative testing of interfaces,
and summative evaluation phases of the user-centered design
process. In practicums, students will be able to practice the use of
relevant methods within the context of the case study systems. Some of
the topics covered in the course are: User Needs Analysis,
Conceptual Design, Mockups and Prototypes, Usability Evaluation of


Lectures, practice sessions


Course assignments and examination.
The final grade is composed of the following sub-assessments:
- Participation in lecture discussions (individual)
- Peer-assessment from group members (individual)
- Peer-assessment from course members (group)
- Presentation of final assignment (group)
- 3 course assignments (group)
- exam (individual)
All the group submissions will be altered with individual grades, in
case some members of the group have not attended practicums or have not
contributed equally to the group work.


Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days,
by Jake Knapp, John Zeratsky, Braden Kowitz, 2016 (required),
User Interface Design and Evaluation by Debbie Stone, Caroline Jarrett,
Mark Woodroffe, and Shailey Minocha (optional, recommended)

The course book is required from the very beginning of the course.

Lecture notes and study guide in
For each lecture, online video and related material is provided, which
are required to be studied before each lecture. Discussion based on
questions related to this material will be done during lectures and will
be part of the final grading for the course.


2CS, 2IMM, 2LI

Overige informatie

The course is very intensive and requires full-time work during the
three weeks of lectures and practicums, as well as very good preparation
before lectures and practicum sessions (through studying the provided
material for each lecture). The presence for all practicum sessions is
required and for lectures is strongly recommended. Students will work in
groups of 4-5, and the groups need to be formed and finalized on the
first day of the course. Students that are not enrolled in a group on
the first day of the course will not be able to follow the course
further. This construct also does not allow for late enrollement in the
course or groups.

Afwijkende intekenprocedure

You need to be enrolled in BB and at VUNet before the course. You will be provided a group registration link at the start of the course (1st lecture) so that you can then indicate your preferences for group distribution. If you do not indicate any preferences, you will assign a group of 4 students to work with during the course. Each student should check their group number and get in touch with the rest of the group members during the first lecture of the course. No late enrolments will be allowed.

Aanbevolen voorkennis

Knowledge of statistics, data collection, and requirements gathering is
desirable, but not required

Algemene informatie

Vakcode X_400432
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P6
Vakniveau 200
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. K.S. Schlobach
Examinator O.W. Schrofer
Docenten dr. K.S. Schlobach

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